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  1. Heads-up: Marshland road is closed for part of the way. Find another way, pizza boy! https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/traffic-updates/travel-news/show/222
  2. ^A1 dad there, protecting bubs. Top marks.
  3. Is this one of those, 'all easy if you lift the body off the k-frame' jobbies?
  4. Kinda impressed that you ticked up +10°C ECT in 15 seconds!
  5. h4nd

    Tachometer tech

    This guy did it, (below). These servos should track 0-full in ~1/2 second (test 'em first) https://www.jaycar.co.nz/arduino-compatible-9g-micro-servo-motor/p/YM2758?pos=1&queryId=fd47b6f1a1e862373396fd71c281927d https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDLsrjLIHxM
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    diesel spam

    The right time to test it would have been when everything else was working, but, meh, er'body too busy. I blame the trillionaires.
  7. h4nd

    diesel spam

    The other one is here with a set of bodgy repairs, exclusive warranty! (excludes damned near everything). Will cost beer.
  8. Low key underbody preventive work, no big deal.
  9. Thanks folks, appreciate the support for both our tin benders.
  10. Thanks folks. Next: "Do you have that one with that guy who was in the movie that was out last year?" https://www.google.com/search?q="Do+you+have+that+one+with+that+guy+who+was+in+the+movie+that+was+out+last+year?"
  11. Ummm, I think Karls guy? I'd have tagged Karl, but I can never remember his username.
  12. Hi yo, ol' mate Warrick runs a shop doing panel repairs now, I think. Can someone fire me come contact details? Chur
  13. Ah, once in a blue moon I look at facebook. I think an event has been added...
  14. Strong .jp emphasis tonight. so I get to set the topic of every sharn... Oh, man, they have gluten free, so good!
  15. Yeah you want a 12V charger with up to say 30-36V input. Batt size depends on how long you want to run the stereo. Charger current depends on how fast you want to recharge (battery will limit this itself in practice, unless you crank the V up), and if the stereo will be running at the same time you're charging (probably), but, at a guess, one of these would do it: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000238066768.html It's for solar, but it probably won't care, and you get lots of displays and functions and settings to fuck with
  16. Prezactly. The 'idle' circuit normally runs at tiny power, and the stereo normally draws more current (direct from the battery, thru that line) when the unit wakes up
  17. Chuck a relay at it? The stereo would probably be OK changed between batt vs 12 from converter.
  18. BTW, those UNI-t clamp meters which go down to ~5mA dc are great for finding a random drain...
  19. Nope, no need to disconnect. in either case (2x solar and charger, OR one solar, one isolator, 2x charger), each battery will get charged to it's correct voltage, regardless of if it needs e.g. 2A or 2.2A trickle. Same as using 2x 12V mains battery chargers - As long as at least one charger isn't ground referenced, all good! (keep the 2x solar cells isolated if you choose that, they'll be 12V apart. No sharing ground wires, etc). 24V from Alt may not perfectly balance, but (isolated) 2x 12v means each battery will eventually be correctly charged (if they're getting enough energy overall).
  20. Or just have 2x 12V cells and trickle chargers, one on each battery? Job done. If you really only want 1x 12V solar cell, use an isolated dc-dc power supply for the 2nd trickle charger and battery, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002553820256.html (There will of course be some inefficiency say 5% to 15% depending...)
  21. What's easy and cheap in pinto gearbox adapters? https://www.motorsport-tools.com/ford-pinto-zetec-to-mazda-rx8-conversion-kit-adaptor-plate-and-cable-clutch.html or, VW gearbag? https://dalhems.com/en/p/88b42a8e298b4c32913f4bc45c2e22b3/Adapterkit-Ford-Pinto-in-Vw-200mm-Gearbox
  22. 4018 Presettable Divide by N Counter CMOS IC? https://www.jaycar.co.nz/4018-presettable-divide-by-n-counter-cmos-ic/p/ZC4018
  23. Zoom Meeting: <link scrubbed> I start the meeting a little before 7:30, and be letting folks in from the Lobby then and for a while after. Cheers. Beers. Queers and fears, tears dears.
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